Medication Assisted Treatment

Brooklyn Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Seek Counseling provides Brooklyn Medication Assisted Treatment in our Bay Ridge outpatient opioid use disorder program. As part of our evidence-based approach, we use Suboxone and buprenorphine products to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). In fact, the vast majority of medical and clinical research indicates that medications containing buprenorphine and naloxone have shown to be the most effective method to treat opioid addiction. In fact, MAT care substantially tops traditional treatment modalities that depend on only one aspect, such as talk therapy.

While many Brooklyn doctors will prescribe Suboxone, nothing more is required of the patient. However, it is the combination of medication and behavioral therapy that is most successful. For example, a patient taking Suboxone is not craving or feeling uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, they can more easily focus on their addiction therapy and treatment goals. Opioid medicines like buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder. While medication assisted treatment is not right for everyone, it gives real hope for chronic relapse patients who suffer opioid addiction.

Suboxone Treatment in Bay Ridge

Suboxone treatment is an integrated form of medically assisted treatment in our whole person approach for chronic heroin, fentanyl, and other prescription narcotic users. Determining if Suboxone and MAT care are right for you involves a full medical evaluation and appraisal of your substance use history, medical history, and other considerations. Typically, clients with a long history of dangerous opioid addiction, chronic relapse benefit the most because the medicine eases cravings and withdrawal symptoms. At the same time, the combination medication will thwart the effects of opioids should a patient attempt to “use”.

medication assisted treatment in Bay Ridge

Brooklyn Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

OUD is a chronic brain disorder produced by the continuing use of opioids, including prescription opioids, and street drugs like heroin and Fentanyl. Opioid use disorder includes dysfunction of the brain reward system, motivation, memory, and related circuitry and is reflected in individuals chasing reward and/or relief by opioids. As with other chronic diseases, the clinical course of OUD includes phases of aggravation and reduction, but the untreated person is never disease-free without medical and clinical intervention.

Advantages of Medically Assisted Treatment in Brooklyn

While Suboxone and other addiction medications will always stir controversy in the recovery community, the plain truth is lives are on-the-line in Atlanta every day and we see the benefits in our Norcross rehab patients including:

  • Eliminates dangerous cravings or withdrawal symptoms
  • Helps patients focus on therapy and skill-building
  • Stabilize life
  • Harm reduction

Opioid Medications Approved by the FDA

  • Suboxone® (buprenorphine and naloxone): Sublingual film form.
  • Subutex® (buprenorphine): Pill form.
  • Zubsolv® (buprenorphine and naloxone): Sublingual tablet.
  • Bunavail® (buprenorphine and naloxone film): a bi-layer buccal film.
  • Sublocade® (buprenorphine extended-release injection): Once-a-month injection.
  • Vivitrol® (naltrexone): Once-a-month extended-release injectable suspension

Get Medically Assisted Treatment in Brooklyn

At Seek Counseling, our medication assisted treatment program in Brooklyn can help you reduce your withdrawals while teaching you the skills and strategies needed for recovery. Our comprehensive, evidence-based approach to opioid use disorder is supported by integrated behavioral therapy as part of a whole person approach.

contact us today at 718.833.3320.


Brooklyn Addiction Treatment
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